A $10 million NASA project led by a Texas A&M research team headed by Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas has extended its reach to include an educational component.
The core objective is to design a civil transport supersonic aircraft capable of adapting its shape during a supersonic flight to reduce noise emissions.
Students who participate in the project’s AggiE-Challenge initiative will be introduced to aspects of the problem through a series of lectures followed by hands-on experiences in developing, designing, manufacturing and/or testing solutions.
To mitigate the sonic boom generated when the aircraft breaks the sound barrier, the group will investigate the use of smart material actuators to adapt the aircraft’s Outer Mold Line.
Dr. Dimitris Lagoudas
- Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Research,
- University Distinguished Professor, Robert C.“Bud” Hagner Chair of Engineering,
- Associate Vice Chancellor for Engineering Research,
- Deputy Director, TEES